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Posted on 25 November 2014

New Yorkers & NYC Bike Share, Operators Of The Citi Bike® Program, Celebrate "Annie" With Red Bikes And A Chance To ...

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today, the Citi Bike ® program is getting a new shade of red.  In celebration of the upcoming December 19 release of the highly anticipated motion picture ...

Posted on 17 November 2014

Marvel's Ant-Man: TI and John Slattery join cast of Peyton Reed film

Bobby Cannavale and Michael Pena also board the latest Marvel project.

Posted on 16 November 2014

Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Grows with T.I., Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer and John Slattery

Director Peyton Reed begins principal photography in San Francisco read more

Posted on 16 November 2014

Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Grows Cast with T.I., Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, John Slattery

Director Peyton Reed begins principal photography read more

Posted on 16 November 2014

PHOTO CALL: Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Dinklage, Cynthia Nixon Celebrate Opening Night of David Rabe's Sticks ...

Scott Elliott directs the revival of the Tony Award-winning drama that runs through Dec. 14 at The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The New Group productions take place at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street . Tickets are available by visiting thenewgroup.org or by phoning (212) 279-4200.

Posted on 7 November 2014

Holiday 2014 Forecast: 'Annie'

<<Back to Holiday 2014 ForecastAnnieRelease Date: December 19thStudio: Sony/ColumbiaGenre: MusicalDirector: Will GluckWriters: Will Gluck and Aline Brosh McKennaCast: Quvenzhane Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Cameron Diaz, David Zayas, Adewale Akinnuoye-AgbajeStudio Description: Annie is a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New ...

Posted on 6 November 2014

Final 'Annie' Trailer Has Jamie Foxx Playing Piano, Sia's 'You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile'

In the final trailer for Annie, the orphan's long-lost parents are actually a major presence. "Please take care of our baby -- her name's Annie,"...

Posted on 4 November 2014

The Final Trailer for Annie Has Arrived

Columbia Pictures has released the final trailer for Annie , the big screen adaptation starring Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas and Cameron Diaz.

Posted on 3 November 2014

PHOTO CALL: Chris Rock, Bobby Cannavale, Edward Norton, Julia Stiles, Daphne Rubin-Vega and More Compete at Celebrity ...

Labyrinth Theater Company's star-studded annual benefit Celebrity Charades 2014: Judgment Day took place Oct. 27 at Capitale (130 Bowery).

Posted on 28 October 2014

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IJW: The Station Agent (2003)

Before he was Tyrion Lannister, a very young looking Peter Dinklage played Finbar McBride, a man who is bequeathed property in New Jersey. To fulfill his legal obligations he has to check it out, and that's where we start. As his friendships with Olivia (Clarkson) and Joe (Cannavale) deepen, Fin goes from being a solitary man, to a man forging connections with his quirky neighbours.

I feel like this was a really honest movie, especially through its simplicity. Could have done with some more punches though. There were the obvious digs at Finbar's height, and a couple of small-town cliches.

Wasn't sure what to expect going in to this movie. I normally download movies using one of two methods:

  1. See an actor I like in a movie, remember this fact when I am drunk and download everything they've ever been in, or:

  2. Some one/some list recommends it to me.

I'm pretty sure this came from a list of obscure comedies.

Good performances by Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale, Richard Kind and Michelle Williams.

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Posted on 7 June 2014

I'm unemployed so I decided to cast X-Factor Investigations. I'm told it's wrong. I like it. [OC]

It really bothers me when I see a fan cast and its a huge list of the most famous actors. I never understood why people do that. It's like:

"Black superhero? Will Smith"

"But he's supposed to be from Africa and in his 30's"

"Ok. Denzel Washington".

So here's X-Factor Investigations. One of the most emotionally investing and incredibly written superhero books, in my opinion. Also, Jamie Madrox went from c-list backup to me crying for a day when he gets hurt. Which is weird.

They're not the best looking group or even the most famous but gosh darn it, they're the symbol for any washed-up and emotionally confused kid out there.

Let me know what you think.

Jamie Madrox - Ed Helms

Ok, hear me out. I know he's not chiseled jawline and deep bravado but this is Jamie Madrox we're talking about. The down-on-his-luck gumshoe with a constant headache.

Madrox was never leadership material. He's not a "follow my lead" kind of guy. His leadership falls on how much he cares and Madrox cares a LOT. Helms always had that "I'm an inch away from losing my shit" look. It might be a subconscious affect from his trajectory in The Office but Helms looks like the guy who will defend his sorry sack of a group.

Even if his defense is usually misguided. Stupid Scott and his judgmental eyes....eye.

Siryn/Banshee - Lauren Ambrose

You know that girl in high school. She was never the prettiest but she was nice to everyone, every now and then. She's usually your sister's friend or that girl that lent out pens when other people ran out. She was never bullied but she just sort of had her nice little corner of the world. That's what Siryn always felt like to me. Reliable but distant.

I'm not going to mention how similar they look or the matching Irish background but if anyone here was a Six Feet Under fan, I think you'll understand this one. Age was a big issue for me. Lauren Amrbose is 35 (I know, I feel old now). I've always been slightly peeved but how a lot of comic book adaptations tend to turn back the clock for characters. Everyone's either just starting out or in their 20's. X-Factor needs to have that smell of desperation. No one in that group imagined they'd end up there and they've all had long careers before they grouped up.

Monet - Azita Ghanizada

A menacing woman of Arab decent who could probably out-sneer Emma Frost. Thing about Monet is she was as lost as Madrox. Only instead of bumbling along and hiding behind jokes, she yelled, punched, yelled, ignored and yelled some more. To be fair, she has every right to. She can probably walk into any team whenever she wants with her powers. Add to that having to deal with being a mutant under fire as well as a Muslim under fire, it can get stressful.

That being said, I remember watching Alphas and thinking how one dimensional Ghanizada's character was. She was just "worried Arab girl". That seemed to be her thing. Her backstory was why she was worried. I felt like if they just fixed her problems she'd shrug and go "why am I even in this club?". Which Monet really seems to have going for her.

Layla Miller - Brie Larson

Quite possibly the most interesting character in the Marvel Universe. At least, the Peter David version. There are two Brie Larson's I used here: 1) The "Short Term 12" (great movie) "Im a worried sick kid who's way in over her head" version. 2) The "Scott Pilgrim Vs The World" "I'm actually confused and in over my head but Im playing it cool and smart ass on the outside" version.

Julio Rictor - Diego Luna

I don't like Rictor with powers. He was a bit of a dick. Not the lovable kind that hides behind something. The kind that you just want to kick out of a window but you're worried Shatterstar will probably kill you. However, bearded and de-powered Rictor is a joy. Just watching him having to puff himself up and show his confidence when even Jamie frickin Madrox knows you're playing up, it's wonderful.

Diego Luna's in his 30's. He looks tired. Like, I haven't slept but Im ok to do this, tired. He's right on the background and let's be honest, he's played his fair share of gay characters (See: Y Tu Mama Tambien).

Guido Carosella/Strong Guy - Bobby Cannavale

This was the trickiest one for me. For a long time, whenever I read Carosella, I heard Bobby Cannavale's Voice. Cannavale's Italian-American, he's 6'2 and he's 43. That's what Guido is like for me. Older, wishes he had a better career, working class.

Thing is, Cannavale looks like your typical New York struggling actor. He's big but he's not Guido big. Guido always felt like Ben Grimm minus The Thing. I always thought The Wire's Domenick Lombardozzi had the look but something just felt...off about him. He's 6' and from The Bronx, he fits. But I honestly can't make my mind up on this.

Wolfbane - Kate Bracken

Scottish actress of "Being Human" fame. Here's the thing about Rahne Sinclair, she looks guilty. Even if she hasn't done anything wrong, she just looks like she's messed up and she's running away. A theme a lot of the group seem to share. I like how Rahne can switch between accents (I know it's only to hide how some writers tended to Americanize her for US readers but Peter David brought her back to her religious, Scottish roots). Bracken has that somewhere-between-American-and-Scottish accent. Also, the jumper in that interview and this tiny cover-crop, complete accident but lucky.

Sidenote: Why the hell do people keep picking Karen Gillen for every Scottish or Redhead role? How limited do they think hollywood is?


Second Wave:

Longshot - Aaron Stanton

This was a weird one for me. I'm not sure why my brain kept going back to him. I think it's the luck aspect. If you watch Mad Men, there's this funny little side story around Stanton's character. "The Trials and Failures of Ken Cosgrove". I don't imagine Longshot as this vision of physical perfection that women immediatly drift to. He's not the best looking guy or the best groomed or the best dressed.

He's confidant and unsure of himself. He pretends he knows what he's doing but actually he's lucky to have Luck powers as he's usually winging it. He also looks like someone who'll say the wrong thing and wonder for ages why everyone reacted poorly?

Shatterstar - Brian Geraghty

Squint your eyes. Does he look like Aaron Stanton? He does to me. I always thought if you shave Shatterstar and Longshot, strip away the tattoos and clothes, you can barely tell them apart. Sort of like how some twins are not identical but from an angle. Shatterstar's an art student who suddenly hit the gym. Put a pair of glasses on him and stick a copy of Allan Ginsberg under his arm and he could walk the hallways unnoticed. But that's not Shatterstar. Not now, anyways. Who he was and who he is now and far different.

Shatterstar's the first to jump into a fight but like Geraghty, he has that "Were my actions ok?" look permanently across his face.

Darwin - Jamie Hector

Yes, Jamie Hector of The Wire fame. I can never pin this guy down, for some reason. On The Wire, he never really seemed like a crime kingpin, did he? I always thought he just sort of walked up the ladder, rather than climbed it. Just in his own pace, never rushed, he knows his limits but he's not always right. Hector's usually great in everything he's in but he never looks like the guy's he playing, and I like that. I like that he's never what you imagine a kingpin or whatever role looks like. He's just...there. Unless he's not. In which case, he can be if he wants to.


Third Wave:

Havok - Ryan McPartlin

Yes, Captain Awesome himself. Here's the thing about Alex Summers, I liked the version in X-Men: First Class but a summers is not some sharp faced kid with a chip on his shoulder. Summers are leaders. Broad shoulders and chiseled chins. The old school leading man. Clean cut hair, deep voice, doesn't talk but says a lot. He can joke, sure. He doesn't need to but he can.

The difference between the Summer brothers (Gabriel excluded) is objective. On paper, Havok and Cyclops are very similar. Down to their look (hair excluded). Scott was pushed too far whereas Alex just did his own thing. The second you ask Alex to step up, bam, he's there and leading the army. But he doesn't need to. He's the leading man who shrugs his shoulders and wonders what's behind that corner.

Polaris - Caroline Dhavernas

The Mother. Here's my issue with Polaris, she's too tall. I know it's weird but just look at any group drawings she's in, she's huge. Like, 6'2 huge. I don't know why they made her that tall. Siryn looks tall, I can imagine her as tall and no one really ever stops and realizes how tall she is. Rahne's average but her wolf background affects her posture. She's hunched, most of the time but she's average. Like, 5'5 average. I always thoughts Polaris was right around the same height but with incredible posture. The height they have her in most comics, it's a wonder why she never became a Hulk family member.

Height aside, Dhavernas looks worried. Like "Someone stole my baby" worried. All the time. It's very worrying. For me, that is. I'm worried about why she's always worried. In most of her parts, she looks worried. And I think that fits Lorna. Lorna's the mother of any group, no matter how new she is to it. People easily drift towards he for advice or comfort, whathaveyou. It's understandable. She's been through hell but she keeps it wrapped up really nicely.


Wow, that is a long post. Sorry about that. I need a job.

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Posted on 24 January 2014

Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine and Boardwalk Empire

So I'm about 40 minutes into Blue Jasmine, and I just gotta mention this.

During the first 15 minutes, I saw George Remus talking in the background, and I'm like "Cool, it's Remus!!"

Then Bobby Cannavale appears as a central character and I'm like "Cool, 2 Boardwalk actors. Awesome coincidence."

And at the 35 minute mark, I see Michael Stuhlbarg walk on screen as a dentist.

Woody Allen is CLEARLY a Boardwalk Empire fan. He must have done this on purpose so people like me can get all giddy every time someone walks on screen.

If Stephen Graham appears on my screen in the next 10 minutes, I'm gonna pass out of Boardwalkgasm.

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Posted on 10 January 2014

[No Spoilers] 2013 Emmy's Discussion Thread

Time: 8 PM ET/5 PM PT

Location: Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, California

Host: Neil Patrick Harris

Network(s): CBS, CTV (Canada)


Nominees:

Outstanding Comedy Series

30 Rock (NBC)

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Girls (HBO)

Louie (FX)

Modern Family (ABC)

Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad (AMC)

Downton Abbey (PBS)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Homeland (Showtime)

House of Cards (Netflix)

Mad Men (AMC)

Outstanding Variety Series

The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)

Behind the Candelabra (HBO)

The Bible (History)

Phil Spector (HBO)

Political Animals (USA Network)

Top of the Lake (Sundance Channel)


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock (NBC)

Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth on Arrested Development (Netflix)

Louis C.K. as Louie on Louie (FX)

Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan on House of Lies (Netflix)

Matt LeBlanc as Himself on Episodes (Showtime)

Jim Parsons as Dr. Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Laura Dern as Amy Jellicoe on Enlightened (HBO)

Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath on Girls (HBO)

Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton on Nurse Jackie (Showtime)

Tina Fey as Liz Lemon on 30 Rock (NBC)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer on Veep (HBO)

Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham on Downton Abbey (PBS)

Bryan Cranston as Walter White on Breaking Bad (AMC)

Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy on The Newsroom (HBO)

Jon Hamm as Don Draper on Mad Men (AMC)

Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody on Homeland (Showtime)

Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes on Nashville (ABC)

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison on Homeland (Showtime)

Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley on Downton Abbey (PBS)

Vera Farmiga as Norma Louise Bates on Bates Motel (A&E)

Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson on Mad Men (AMC)

Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope on Scandal (ABC)

Robin Wright as Claire Underwood on House of Cards (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy on Modern Family (ABC)

Adam Driver as Adam Sackler on Girls (HBO)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett on Modern Family (ABC)

Tony Hale as Gary Walsh on Veep (HBO)

Bill Hader as Various Characters on Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett on Modern Family (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy on Modern Family (ABC)

Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer on Veep (HBO)

Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney on 30 Rock (NBC)

Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester on Glee (Fox)

Sofía Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on Modern Family (ABC)

Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow on Nurse Jackie (Showtime)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut on Breaking Bad (AMC)

Bobby Cannavale as Gyp Rosetti on Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

Jim Carter as Charles Carson on Downton Abbey (PBS)

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones (HBO)

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad (AMC)

Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson on Homeland (Showtime)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Morena Baccarin as Jessica Brody on Homeland (Showtime)

Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart on The Good Wife (CBS)

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones (HBO)

Anna Gunn as Skyler White on Breaking Bad (AMC)

Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris on Mad Men (AMC)

Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey (PBS)

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Posted on 22 September 2013

Official 2013 Emmys Discussion Thread

Live updates available here.


Welcome to the /r/television discussion thread for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards. Please post all discussion regarding this years event in this thread.

Do NOT post any spoilers regarding tonight's episodes of Dexter or Breaking Bad in the comments. Doing so may result in a ban.


Time: 8 PM ET/5 PM PT

Location: Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, California

Host: Neil Patrick Harris

Network(s): CBS, CTV (Canada)


Nominees

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • 30 Rock (NBC)
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • Girls (HBO)
  • Louie (FX)
  • Modern Family (ABC)
  • Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Breaking Bad (AMC)
  • Downton Abbey (PBS)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Homeland (Showtime)
  • House of Cards (Netflix)
  • Mad Men (AMC)

Outstanding Variety Series

  • The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
  • Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

  • American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
  • Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
  • The Bible (History)
  • Phil Spector (HBO)
  • Political Animals (USA Network)
  • Top of the Lake (Sundance Channel)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock (NBC)
  • Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth on Arrested Development (Netflix)
  • Louis C.K. as Louie on Louie (FX)
  • Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan on House of Lies (Netflix)
  • Matt LeBlanc as Himself on Episodes (Showtime)
  • Jim Parsons as Dr. Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Laura Dern as Amy Jellicoe on Enlightened (HBO)
  • Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath on Girls (HBO)
  • Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton on Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
  • Tina Fey as Liz Lemon on 30 Rock (NBC)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer on Veep (HBO)
  • Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham on Downton Abbey (PBS)
  • Bryan Cranston as Walter White on Breaking Bad (AMC)
  • Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy on The Newsroom (HBO)
  • Jon Hamm as Don Draper on Mad Men (AMC)
  • Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody on Homeland (Showtime)
  • Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes on Nashville (ABC)
  • Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison on Homeland (Showtime)
  • Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley on Downton Abbey (PBS)
  • Vera Farmiga as Norma Louise Bates on Bates Motel (A&E)
  • Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson on Mad Men (AMC)
  • Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope on Scandal (ABC)
  • Robin Wright as Claire Underwood on House of Cards (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy on Modern Family (ABC)
  • Adam Driver as Adam Sackler on Girls (HBO)
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett on Modern Family (ABC)
  • Tony Hale as Gary Walsh on Veep (HBO)
  • Bill Hader as Various Characters on Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  • Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett on Modern Family (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Mayim Bialik as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy on Modern Family (ABC)
  • Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer on Veep (HBO)
  • Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney on 30 Rock (NBC)
  • Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester on Glee (Fox)
  • Sofía Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on Modern Family (ABC)
  • Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow on Nurse Jackie (Showtime)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut on Breaking Bad (AMC)
  • Bobby Cannavale as Gyp Rosetti on Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
  • Jim Carter as Charles Carson on Downton Abbey (PBS)
  • Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad (AMC)
  • Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson on Homeland (Showtime)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Morena Baccarin as Jessica Brody on Homeland (Showtime)
  • Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart on The Good Wife (CBS)
  • Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Anna Gunn as Skyler White on Breaking Bad (AMC)
  • Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris on Mad Men (AMC)
  • Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey (PBS)

For a full-list of categories and nominees please visit the official site or Wikipedia.

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Posted on 22 September 2013

IJW: Lovelace (2013)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1426329/?ref_=sr_1

Originally posted (by me) here: http://www.zimbio.com/Zimbio+Film+Reviews/articles/BxTIoeLP31M/Lovelace+Turns+Porn+Star+Person

Linda Boreman aka Linda Lovelace basically had one trick that made her the star of the most profitable and popular porn movie of all time. And the objectified Deep Throat version of Linda Lovelace instantly and unnervingly subsumed the real person inside in a way nothing could have prepared her for.

Lovelace is the story of how she tried very hard, with uneven results, to rehumanize herself. It's not perfect. It's one-sided, and lacking the nuance of a really great picture, but Lovelace successfully jolts its audience into seeing its subject as a person. This is the film's greatest merit, and it's achieved through dogged monomania. Any subtleties in the story, like Linda Lovelace's real-life return to modeling or the complexities of the people around her, are sacrificed in the name of delivering one message: Linda Lovelace was a person.

The central narrative conceit of Lovelace is that you get the story twice. The first time you get the glammed up version of events: the lights, the fans, Hugh Hefner embracing her on a red carpet. The second time you get the seedy underbelly: the husband/pimp who would beat her if she didn't do as she was told; the mafia insisting she do another movie; and a shadier side to Hefner. That second time through is a surprisingly effective emotional bitchslap.

Yes you can feel the ham-handed symbolism in the structure (two sides to the coin, the story, the person). The whole thing hinges on the audience's willingness to take this journey twice. Fortunately Amanda Seyfried keeps it interesting even when the next plot point has been telegraphed from 20 miles away.

Seyfried's not the only one keeping it interesting, either. Linda's husband and abuser, Chuck Traynor, is written as a sort of melodramatic caricature, but Peter Sarsgaard's special gift for playing creeps keeps the audience off balance. The supporting cast is one big exercise in stunt casting, but I can't help but love seeing Adam Brody as Linda's super nice-guy co-star; or Bobby Cannavale, who so expertly terrorized everyone in Boardwalk Empire last season, playing the mafia-connected porn producer. As Linda's mom, Sharon Stone ratchets up the tension in every scene she's in even if her character isn't given any room to grow.

A lot of comparisons are going to be made between Lovelace and Boogie Nights mostly because they're both about porn and they're both set in the 1970s. But beyond those two superficial traits, they don't have much in common, and the comparisons don't flatter either movie.

Lovelace does get you to see its subject at a person, even if some of the shading hasn't been filled in. To me that feels like an admirable accomplishment for such a lean movie, and I see its value most in piquing the audience's curiosity about the subject. It's a conversation-starter of a movie, and it feels like a conversation worth having.

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Posted on 11 August 2013

Blue Jasmine (dir. Woody Allen)

Woody Allen's films have always dealt with neurotic people going through the anxieties that life has thrown at them. He's become a master at it, which is fitting, given that the man spent decades undergoing psychoanalysis. And with Blue Jasmine, with Cate Blanchett giving a terrific performance as the titular character, he's created another neurotic that I'd rank among the best character's he's written.

Jasmine is wrecked after her Ponzi scheming millionaire husband goes down, loses her damn mind, and tries to get her life back together by moving in with her much less well off sister, who has problems of her own. Allen's script uses this to craft a story about people trying to take control of their lives, for better or for worse, and coming to terms how much control they actually have over things. Jasmine can't control her public ramblings and descents into her traumatic marriage. She needs a job, wants to go back to school and ultimately heal her broken mind, albeit with some alcohol and Xanax thrown in.

It sounds depressing, but the movie is frequently hilarious and shifts between humor and drama naturally. The cast is a big part of that, and everyone is great here, even Louis C.K. in his small role. Bobby Cannavale's character might be in the running for Worst Haircut of All Fucking Time, but he humanizes what could have easily been a stereotypical blue collar grease monkey. And Andrew Dice Clay is good, too! Yay for the Diceman! But Blanchett is the star of the show, and shows us the flighty, hoity-toity, pre downfall Jasmine with as much conviction as the post downfall, slightly insane one, giving us a full performance and creating a character I'll remember for quite sometime. My favorite performance of the year so far.

The movie is well shot, as with most Allen pictures, featuring his usual long takes and tracking shots, naturally keeping a certain pace to the scenes while putting us right in the mix with the characters. There's a particular shot with Jasmine and a dentist, who she's gotten a receptionist job from, that is filmed in one long take, lasting easily for a few minutes as it pans and adjusts to the characters, maintaining a sense of unease and awkwardness that you would get in a scene with a bunch of cuts. Woody Allen has perfected these types scenes with intricate blocking and framing, so it shouldn't come as a surprise, but he still deserves praise for it, especially when compared to other filmmakers.

This is a great character study, folks. Sure, it borrows from A Streetcar Named Desire, as a lot of people have said, but really only on a framework level. And borrowing from Tennessee Williams is hardly a bad thing. I'd rank Woody Allen in the top 5 American screenwriters of all time, because I think his writing, when on point, is as good as anybodies. Sure, his movies have their flaws, but I feel that people can be really unfair to his work, especially his newer stuff. His recent work might not approach "classic" Woody Allen levels, but compared to other filmmakers, its pretty good.

Blue Jasmine has something different about it that makes it stand out from the rest of his filmography. Maybe its a little more cynical, or harsher, particularly on the main character. But it definitely stands out, and is one of my most enjoyed movies this year. See it when you can.

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Posted on 27 July 2013

Emmy nomination discussion thread

I thought it would be a good idea (especially with all of the new subscribers) to keep posts about Emmy nominations to a minimum.

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Nominees for outstanding drama series

Breaking Bad • AMC

Downton Abbey • PBS & ITV

Game of Thrones • HBO

Homeland • Showtime

House of Cards • Netflix

Mad Men • AMC

Nominees for Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Bryan Cranston as Walter White • Breaking Bad

Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham • Downton Abbey

Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody • Homeland

Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood • House of Cards

Jon Hamm as Don Draper • Mad Men

Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy • The News Room

Nominees for lead actress in a drama series

Elisabeth Moss, as Peggy Olson • Mad Men

Michelle Dockery, as Lady Mary Crawley • Downton Abbey

Claire Danes, as Carrie Mathison • Homeland

Vera Farmiga, as Norma Bates • Bates Motel

Kerry Washington, as Olivia Pope • Scandal

Connie Britton, as Rayna James • Nashville

Robin Wright, as Claire Underwood • House of Cards

Nominees for supporting actor in a drama series

Bobby Cannavale, as Gyp Rosetti • Boardwalk Empire

Jonathan Banks, as Mike Ehrmantraut • Breaking Bad

Aaron Paul, as Jesse Pinkman • Breaking Bad

Jim Carter, as Mr. Carson • Downton Abbey

Peter Dinklage, as Tyrion Lannisterin • Game Of Thrones

Mandy Patinkin, as Saul Berenson • Homeland

Nominees for supporting actress in a drama series

Anna Gunn as Skyler White • Breaking Bad

Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham • Downton Abbey

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen • Game of Thrones

Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart • The Good Wife

Morena Baccarin as Jessica Brody • Homeland

Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris • Mad Men

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie

American Horror Story: Asylum • FX Networks

Behind The Candelabra • HBO

The Bible • HISTORY

Phil Spector • HBO

Political Animals • USA

Top Of The Lake • Sundance Channel

Nominees for lead actor in a miniseries or a movie

Michael Douglas as Liberace • Behind the Candelabra

Matt Damon as Scott Thorson • Behind the Candelabra

Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock • The Girl

Benedict Cumberbatch as Christopher Tietjens • Parade's End

Al Pacino as Phil Spector • Phil Spector

Nominees for lead actress in a miniseries or movie

Elisabeth Moss, as Robin • Top of the Lake

Jessica Lange, as Sister Jude Martin • American Horror Story: Asylum

Sigourney Weaver, as Elaine Barrish Hammond • Political Animals

Helen Mirren, as Linda Kenney-Baden • Phil Spector

Laura Linney, as Cathy Jamison • The Big C: Hereafter

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television and Satan himself

Girls • HBO

Louie • FX Networks

Modern Family • ABC

30 Rock • NBC

Veep • HBO

Nominees for lead actor in a comedy series

Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth • Arrested Development

Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper boo • The Big Bang Theory

Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc • Episodes

Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan • House of Lies

Louis C.K. as Louie • Louie

Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy • 30 Rock

Nominees for lead actress in a comedy series

Laura Dern, as Amy • Enlightened

Lena Dunham, as Hannah Horvath • Girls

Tina Fey, as Liz Lemon • 30 Rock

Amy Poehler, as Leslie Knope • Parks And Recreation

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as Selina Meyer • Veep

Edie Falco, as Jackie Peyton • Nurse Jackie

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race • CBS

Dancing With The Stars • ABC

Project Runway • Lifetime

So You Think You Can Dance • FOX

Top Chef • Bravo

The Voice • NBC

Nominees for most outstanding host for a Reality or Reality-Competition program

Betty White • Betty White's Off Their Rockers

Tom Bergeron • Dancing With The Stars

Anthony Bourdain • The Taste

Cat Deeley • So You Think You Can Dance

Ryan Seacrest • American Idol

Heidi Klum, Tim Gun • Project Runway

Outstanding Variety Series

The Colbert Report • Comedy Central

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central

Jimmy Kimmel Live • ABC

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon • NBC

Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO

Saturday Night Live • NBC

I did the major ones you can find the full list here

Edit: I reformatted the post and took out some information. If you would like me to change anything else please pm me

EDIT 2: /u/hero0fwar made a great comment summarizing the number of nominations for each show. You can find it here

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Posted on 18 July 2013

[Contest] Who wants to play an interactive Flash contest for a $15-ish prize? I'm celebrating the fact that my computer isn't crashing every other second today, and hoping it holds out through this contest. So, Who Am I? (Details inside)

WE HAVE A WINNER. DEEPFRIEDGENOCIDE WAS THE FIRST TO ANSWER CORRECTLY. I WAS REFERENCING BOBBY CANNAVALE. MOST CURRENT RECURRING ROLES ON NURSE JACKIE (SHOWTIME) AND BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO). CONGRATULATIONS, DFG!!! YOUR GIFTED POST WILL BE UP SHORTLY ON RAOA. THANK YOU FOR PUTTING ME OUT OF MY MISERY. LOL

Okay, this is basically like 20 questions. Try to figure out the famous person that I am thinking of by asking yes or no questions. Unlimited questions and guesses, but each question/guess must be posted as a TOP LINE reply. I will not be going back through posts to check for second-tier follow-up questions/guesses.

First person to correctly guess the person I am thinking of wins a $15-ish prize from their WL (including shipping, but I have Prime).

Ready, set, GO!!!

EDIT: DETERMINED SO FAR

  • ACTOR
  • AMERICAN
  • BETWEEN THE AGES OF 40 AND 50
  • HAS BEEN IN BOTH MOVIES AND TV
  • NOT THE LEAD OR FEATURED ACTOR IN ANY CURRENT TV SERIES
  • MOST RECENT RECURRING TV ROLES HAVE BEEN IN FIRST-RUN PROGRAMMING FOR CABLE
  • PRIMARILY A DRAMATIC ACTOR
  • HAS NOT APPEARED IN ANY FILMS THAT HAVE BEEN RELEASED IN THE PAST MONTH

EDIT #2: A FEW ADDITIONAL CLUES:

  • OF ITALIAN DECENT
  • HIS LONGEST, MOST RECENT STORY ARCS HAVE BEEN ON SERIES ON SHOWTIME AND HBO
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Posted on 17 June 2013